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    State Department Hiring Freeze Had Broad, Significant Impacts, OIG Found

    The State Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a report this month assessing the impact of a hiring freeze within the department. The report found the freeze to have wide ranging negative impacts, particularly on the Trump administration's long term reform goals. The challenges continued after the freeze was lifted.

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An Inside Look at Whistleblowing

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Tune in to FEDtalk this Friday for a fascinating look into the federal whistleblowing process.  Joining host Debra Roth will be the founders of Whistleblower Aid, John Tye and Mark Zaid. 

An Inside Look at Whistleblowing

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In case you missed it, be sure to listen to the Friday, December 14th episode of FEDtalk for a fascinating look into the federal whistleblowing process.  The founders of Whistleblower Aid, John Tye and Mark Zaid, joined host Debra Roth for an informative discussion. 

Are you Ready for Open Season?

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With open season just around the corner, tune in to FEDtalk this Friday to hear about some of your options as a federal employee when making benefits decisions and planning for your future.

Catch Up With The United States Digital Service and Dcode

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On the May 18th FedTalk, host Ben Carnes was joined by Megan Vorland, Director of Programs at dCode, and Nicholas Holtz from the United States Digital Service’s Veterans Affairs team, which recently won an award for its innovative digital solutions.

Checking in with Long Term Care and FEEA

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Tune in this week to learn why long term care insurance is a crucial part of your retirement planning. And did you know FEEA’s Annual Public Service Charity Walk/Run is right around the corner? Get all the race details and sign up before it’s too late!

Diving Into Early Presidential History

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Presidents’ Day is the perfect opportunity for a trip through time to celebrate some of our nation’s formative leaders. This week on FEDtalk, historians will come together to discuss how our early presidents shaped the role of the executive and how that role continues to change over time.

Emergent Technologies in Federal Agencies

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Last week on FedTalk, host Ben Carnes was joined by Carten Cordell, Senior Technology Reporter at FedScoop, and Derek B. Johnson, senior reporter at FCW, to discuss ongoing efforts by federal agencies to experiment with and, increasingly, deploy emergent technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence.

Ethics and Accountability for Government Attorneys

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Tune in to FEDtalk this week for a discussion of ethics and accountability in the federal government. The guests will cover the Professional Review process for government attorneys and other government ethics considerations.

Financial Planning for Feds

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In the wake of the partial government shutdown, financial planning has been on the minds of federal employees everywhere.  Tune in to FEDtalk this Friday at 11 am EST for a discussion on financial planning pre- and post-retirement. 

Fitting Leadership Development into Busy Schedules

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Even though senior leaders know they need to keep their skills sharp through continued development opportunities, finding the time, let alone the budget, for training and development is a constant challenge.

Forging Ahead with Federal Leaders

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On this week’s FEDtalk, host Ben Carnes will be joined by Senior Executives Association (SEA) President Bill Valdez and Federal Times’ Jessie Bur to discuss current challenges (as well as current opportunities) facing federal leaders.

Get Outside for National Park Week!

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Tune in to FEDtalk this week to hear from the National Parks Service (NPS) about all the activities going on around the country for National Park Week April 21-29, including Junior Ranger Day and Park Prescription Day.

Improving Federal Data to Improve the Federal Government

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Tune in to the June 1st FedTalk to hear updates from USA Facts, “a new data-driven portrait of the American population, our government’s finances, and government’s impact on society,” and the DATA Coalition, the force behind the DATA Act, which has now been in place for one year. We’ll hear how it’s going.

Legislative Proposals on Whistleblowers and Inspectors General

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Whistleblowers and Inspectors General are a popular lot on Capitol Hill, since they identify issues large and small at agencies. As like any human being, sometimes the two make mistakes – and those mistakes can have huge implications for employees, agencies, and government policy.

Long Term Planning and Supplemental Insurance Options for Feds

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Weighing the pros and cons of various insurance options can be difficult.  Tune into FEDtalk this Friday for a clear explanation of the long term planning and supplemental insurance options available to federal employees.

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